Crispy Southern Salmon Patties Recipe Is a 20-Minute Budget Dinner by 30Seconds Food

Crispy Southern Salmon Patties Recipe Is a 20-Minute Budget Dinner

Salmon patties and tuna patties are usually family-pleasing dinner options. The ingredients don't cost a small fortune either. This easy southern salmon patties recipe is super crispy on the outside, and moist and flavorful on the inside.

Nothing fancy is in this easy crispy southern salmon patties recipe. To make the recipe, you'll need canned salmon, mayonnaise, one lemon, an egg, green onions, Worcestershire sauce, Old Bay Seasoning and crackers. The ingredients are mixed together, formed into patties and pan-fried in a little cooking oil. Be sure to put the patties onto a paper towel to absorb any excess oil before serving. 

Serve this budget-friendly recipe with a fresh garden salad and your family's favorite vegetable. Don't forget the sauce! These salmon cakes are yum dipped in fry sauce, tartar sauce, Cajun dipping sauce or aioli. The leftovers make a delicious salmon sandwich.

Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: Makes about 8 patties


  • 3 cans (6 ounces each) salmon, drained and flaked
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 small lemon, juiced
  • 1 egg
  • 5 green onions, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon Old Bay seasoning
  • 30 crackers (saltine crackers or butter crackers), crushed (divided)
  • vegetable oil, for frying

Here's how to make it: 

  1. Combine the salmon, mayonnaise, lemon juice, egg, green onions, Worcestershire sauce and Old Bay in a mixing bowl. Stir to combine. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. Add about half of the crushed cracker crumbs. Stir to combine. Form the mixture into patties. 
  2. Put the remaining cracker crumbs onto a plate. Heat about 1 inch of oil in a skillet over medium heat. 
  3. Dredge the salmon patties in the crushed crumbs and place in the hot oil . Fry until golden brown on both sides, about 2 to 3 minutes per side. Drain on a paper towel. 

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Donna John
I love salmon patties. Grew up eating them. My mom's looked just like these. Crispy and dark. Mmm.
Elisa Schmitz
We eat a lot of salmon, so I'm excited to try this fresh approach! #yum
Creative seafood dinner idea. 😍

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